in reply to The first match affect the following of the regex
I have two comments:
- Yes you most likely want character classes, but use them in some splits. This screams split, you are taking a string and splitting it into different pieces.
- Why aren't you using a module for this? Data::Calc and DateTimeX::Easy are both excellent choices. Using one of them you're guaranteed that either:
- The module can parse the string - you will get either a date object or and array of the date tokens.
- If it can't parse it - you get an error.
One dead unjugged rabbit fish later...